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9/28/22, 4:00 PM

Greenwood County Beginning Lake Locator Initiative

News

Greenwood County Courthouse
528 Monument Street

Room: 

Greenwood, SC 29646
Hours: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

Jamie Parrish, Emergency Management Coordinator

email: jparrish@greenwoodsc.gov

Phone: (864) 942-8553

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Mission Statement:  The Department leads the county level integrated emergency management program in order to minimize the loss of life and destruction of property as well as efficiently and effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from all hazard events.

 

Vision:  An accomplished and innovative leader in emergency management within the state recognized as ready, relevant, responsible, and resilient.

  • Ready to respond to any event and recovery swiftly and efficiently

  • Relevant to the needs of the community as well as the threats

  • Responsible fiscally as well as to all stake holders, but especially the citizens

  • Resilient in that the integrated emergency management program can sustain itself through events as well as personnel changes.
     

Code Red Notifications

CodeRED® is a new service by which government officials’ county-wide can notify residents by telephone about emergency situations or general information. The system is capable of sending messages only to people affected by a particular situation, such as an evacuation and missing child, or to the County’s entire population.

Code Red FAQs

Code Red Interview on WCRS Radio

Code Red Mobile Alert App Video


Additionally, officials can send message to response personnel to activate them or keep them up-to-date on the situation using phone, text or e-mails.

The CodeRed system also has a weather warning system. This program allows residents to opt-in and receive notification of severe thunderstorm, tornado, flood, or winter storm warnings. The system will only contact those individuals in the affected area as determined by the national weather service. Residents must sign up for the alerts to be reached by phone, text and e-mail at their home of record.

Other uses for the system include:

Administration Health
 

• General Information • Drinking Water Contamination

• Disaster/Major Event Follow-up • Flu Pandemics

• Severe Weather Warnings • Viral Outbreaks

(floods, hurricanes)

 

Emergency Management Law Enforcement
 

• Chemical Spills • Missing Children

• Nuclear Hazards • Missing Elderly, Disabled or At Risk

• Terrorist Threats Adults 

• Mudslides • Bomb Threats

• Winter Weather Emergencies • Hostage Situations 

• Escaped Prisoner Warnings

Elected Officials • Sexual Predator Alerts

• Community Meeting Information • Neighborhood Crime Watch Support

• CodeRED Integrated Public Alert

Warning System (IPAWS) system 


Public Works Fire
 

• Planned Outages • Evacuation Notices and Routes

• Street Closures • HAZMAT Emergencies

• Dam/Levy Breaks • Gas Leaks


Internal Communications

 

• First Responder Notifications

• Critical Incident Call Out


ECN will also conduct a county-wide test of the database and phone system to determine the local phone system infrastructure capabilities in order to reduce congestion during an emergency situation due to a call out.

A free application for both iPhones and androids is available to receive emergency notifications. The app will also receive weather updates anywhere you are located in the Continental United States for an annual fee of $4.99.

23 other South Carolina government agencies from State Government to towns use CodeRed as their mass notification system. (Abbeville County, Laurens County, McCormick County, Greenville County, etc)

 


CodeRED has created a personalized webpage to allow our community to sign up for notifications.


The following are the phone numbers you will see when being notified by CodeRED:

1-855-969-4636 General Calls
1-866-419-5000 Emergency Calls
1-800-566-9780 Weather Warnings

For additional questions or to register, call 211 or (864)942-8553.

Code Red Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CodeRED cost?
This service is provided at no additional cost by Greenwood County.

Is there an alternative way to receive CodeRED notifications?
A free application for both iphones and androids is available to receive emergency notifications. The app will also receive weather updates anywhere you are located in the Continental United States for an annual fee of $4.99 after a free month. This can be downloaded on Google play or Appstore.


What circumstances might prohibit CodeRED from delivering a message to me?
If you have only cordless phones in your residence, the power is out and you have not registered an alternate phone number, CodeRED will not be able to contact you. If your line is busy for an extended period and your calls do not forward to voice mail or an answering machine in a busy condition, after three tries, CodeRED will stop calling your number. It’s best to have an alternate phone number in the calling database for these situations. If you have a privacy manager on your main phone service, CodeRED will not be able to contact you unless you have registered an alternate number that will accept the call.


What if the line is busy?
CodeRED will try up to two more times.


Will CodeRED leave a message?
Yes, CodeRED will leave a message on a machine or on voice mail. Part of the CodeRED solution is the patented ability to recognize answering devices and leave the message completely in one pass.


Why do I need CodeRED?
CodeRED provides an additional level of safety. If power goes out, you may not be able to depend upon TV. However, because telephone lines are self-powered and most people now have cell phones, we can continue to keep you informed through messages delivered by CodeRED.


What kind of situations may I get calls about?
Severe weather situations, substantial utility outage, evacuation notices, missing or lost persons, fires or floods, major roadway issues, significant criminal situations, chemical spills or gas leaks. In short, CodeRED can be used for any emergency alert.


Does this mean I get a lot of calls?
No. CodeRED will be used when emergency situations arise that you should know about.


Who gets notified?
The system will only contact those individuals in the affected area as determined by the national weather service or local government.


Where does my information get stored?
All information such as phone numbers and addresses are stored in the private CodeRED database. Local emergency management and government agencies do not have access to this private information.

What else does it do?
The CodeRED system also has a weather warning system. This program allows residents to opt-in and receive notification of severe thunderstorm, tornado, flood, or winter storm warnings.


How do I sign up?
Click here for fast and easy registration or call 864-942-8553. You may sign up for emergency notifications, weather notifications, and general notifications.

What is Code Red?
CodeRED is a new service that can notify residents by telephone, email, or text about emergency situations. The system is capable of sending messages only to people affected by a particular situation, such as an evacuation and missing child, or to the County’s entire population. It is considered to be similar to a reverse 911 call.

County Red Cross Shelters

Below is a list of Red Cross Shelters in Greenwood County. These shelters will be opened only when needed. Need is determined by hazard impacts in the community and when opened, Red Cross will operate them.

 

In order to determine which shelters are open, please listen to the local radio stations (Sunny 103.5 FM or WCRS 1450 AM), look on line at the Red Cross Shelter website, or call 211.

   

Shelter Names: Ware Shoals High School in Ware Shoals, Emerald High School, Old Ninety Six High School in Ninety Six, Main Street United Methodist Church, Wesley Commons, Brewer Middle School, Greenwood High School, Edgewood Middle School in Ninety Six, Grace Community Church, Rehoboth United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church in Ninety Six, First Presbyterian Church, South Main Street Baptist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Callie Self Baptist Memorial Church.

Special Medical Needs Shelters

 A Special Medical Needs Shelter (SMNS) is an emergency shelter that offers limited support for people with special medical needs and their adult caregivers.  An SMNS is for people with medical conditions that are not severe enough to require hospitalization, but do require care not available at Red Cross Shelters.  One family member or adult caregiver should accompany each person who seeks safety in a SMNS.

The SMNS will be opened based on need after a hazard event.  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control oversees these shelters.

Road Closures

The following are the roads closed in Greenwood County:

Creek Road West is closed from 6 January until the work on dam is complete. Road is closed only over the Chinquapin Dam.

Road Closure Map

Business and Industry

The physical safety and economic security of the citizens, business and industry of Greenwood County are issues of common concern to the public and private sectors. There are actions these entities can take to prepare for, respond to, and quickly recover from an impact to the county’s business and industry. These actions will minimize business interruption and ensure the county’s economic engine remains strong.

 

The intent of this page is to provide links as well as documents to assist businesses in developing response, recovery and crisis communications plans.

 

Links

   Business – Ready.gov

   Business Continuity Planning – Ready.gov  

   Sample Business Emergency Plan – FEMA.gov

   Crisis Communications Plan – Ready.gov

   Small Business Toolkit - FEMA

 

Documents

   Non-profit Business Disaster Recovery - Handout

Emergency Management